As if the announcement and launch of Facebook Home wasn't enough, Facebook has yet another event in the pipeline for next week that looks to unveil "a new product" that supposedly comes from "a big idea." The event is scheduled to take place on June 20 at Facebook's headquarters in Menlo Park, CA.
In Apple's 2013 developers conference main keynote, the company showed a select few bits and pieces in the hardware realm. While no new mobile devices were unleashed, the desktop environment was given a bit of a bump with a MacBook Air refresh as well as a total re-thinking of the way the Mac Pro exists: 1/8th the size of its predecessor.
This week at WWDC 2013, Apple has added a feature to their mobile operating system called "Control Center". With iOS 7, Apple has introduced a brand new user interface, complete with updated icons, typsetting, and a user interface that's refreshed from top to bottom. Control Center adds toggle switches to iOS 7.
This week Apple has launched into the desktop world with what was assumed to be OS X 10, but was revealed to switch gears with the name "OS X Mavericks". This desktop operating system will be bringing on Finder Tabs, Tags, and Multiple Display functionality to the desktop world. Each of these elements will be added in the next generation of MacBook and desktop machines through 2013.
Apple has a long and rich history with their popular Desktop OS. OS X has been a staple in the computing world for a long, long time. Today they've just announced Sea Lion? All jokes aside, since they've ran out of Big Cat names to follow up Mountain Lion, Leopard and more, they've moved on to a California naming theme. Starting with the sea and surfing mavericks right in their backyard.
Just as Apple teased last year at this same annual event, a covered banner has been hung - floating above the crowds at WWDC 2013 waiting to get in to the week's first major keynote. This banner is the same size as those already unveiled on the first level of the Moscone Center where the developer event is taking place, here covered from view promises something entirely new.
This year's big Apple developers conference has arrived, WWDC 2013, and SlashGear is now on the scene to bring the full top-to-bottom report to you, up close and personal. While the main entry point for Apple's major keynote for this multi-day event will be accessible to you via SlashGear's WWDC 2013 liveblog portal (starting at 10AM PST, June 10th), you'll also want to catch up on Apple news, tips, and rumors leading up to this event.
As we inch closer to Apple's annual developers conference WWDC, inside sources appear to have "confirmed" details many publications had already either sources themselves or had guessed at, one way or the other. The bulk of these details center on the updated aesthetics and usability of iOS 7, as made real by Jony Ive, and the abilities of the system specifically in it's ability to send photos and video to Apple computers via OS X. They also spoke of "iRadio", a streaming music system whose name is still being guessed at here less than a day before its reveal.
Apple's big WWDC 2013 keynote will be starting at 10AM PST tomorrow morning (that's June 10th, if you did not know), and SlashGear will be bringing a liveblog to you straight from inside the Moscone Center. If the banners we've seen tied with the rumors, tips, and suggestions hold true, we'll be seeing an event that will boost the capabilities of Apple's iPhone and iPad ranges while it gives a full hardware upgrade to its laptops across the board. You'll be able to catch is all in our WWDC 2013: SlashGear Live page (linked below) just before the start and through the entirety of the event.
Monday will be the day that Apple brings its yearly developers conference to the city of San Francisco once again, with plenty of software updates in the wings: but what about hardware? Here in the week before WWDC 2013, several devices have been tipped or otherwise leaked, with upgrades and refreshes of devices we've seen in the past looking to be the stars of the main event keynote. This will mirror last years' event in which several notebooks were given upgrades and the Mac Pro was given a boost behind the scenes.